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The Top Fantasy Football WRs for 2015

The 2015 NFL season is fast approaching, and as with other past seasons the fantasy football games are also soon to be underway. Anyone who has played fantasy football knows the importance of picking the best players for a team right away, so here are the top ten wide receivers players should look out for.

Antonio Brown is the go-to wide receiver for the Pittsburgh Steelers. In the 2014 season, Brown racked up a career high 1,698 receiving yards and scored 13 receiving touchdowns, as well as a return touchdown and even one passing touchdown, making it his best season to date. He also led the entire league in receptions. Going into his sixth season with the team, Brown is likely to repeat his best season, making him a very good draft pick option for fantasy players.

Demaryius Thomas is quite possibly the most important player on the Denver Broncos offense, next to quarterback Peyton Manning. Last year he put up a career high 1,619 receiving yards while scoring 11 touchdowns, just three fewer than the year before. Given that Thomas has also just signed a new contract extension with the Broncos, it would be very wise for players to select him as their first WR for a team, as he is almost guaranteed to rack up fantasy points.

Dez Bryant is the staple wide receiver of the Dallas Cowboys and has been catching passes from Tony Romo since the 2010 season. Bryant caught 88 passes last season for 1,320 yards and led the league by scoring 16 touchdowns. Like Thomas, Dez Bryant has also just signed a huge contract that will keep him on the Cowboys and also like Thomas, he would be an excellent choice for a first round pick in the fantasy draft.

One of the breakout rookies from the 2014 draft, Odell Beckham Jr. quickly became one of Eli Manning’s favorite targets for the New York Giants. Despite missing a few games, Beckham notched 1,305 receiving yards and scored 12 touchdowns, also earning the Offensive Rookie of the Year award as a result. Entering only his sophomore season, Beckham would be a great choice for players, provided he stays completely healthy.

Julio Jones is usually opposite of Roddy White when the Atlanta Falcons offense is playing but is a receiver fantasy players definitely need to be on the lookout for this season. Jones had a career high in receptions with 104 and receiving yards with 1,593 last year, though he only scored six times.

Jordy Nelson is one of Green Bay’s starting receivers and thanks to Aaron Rodgers, he had a terrific 2014 NFL season. He caught 98 passes for 1,519 receiving yards and 13 touchdowns, and will likely have a repeat performance this year. With Rodgers under center and a healthy Nelson, there’s no reason to pass on this player and hopefully filling up the WR slot.

Calvin Johnson, also known as “Megatron,” is undoubtedly the most important offensive player for the Detroit Lions. It should be a given for fantasy players for try and select Johnson as soon as possible for their pick, given that he produced 1000+ receiving yards seasons for the last five years. Though he only scored 8 touchdowns he is a very serious threat and will make waves when the games are playing.

A.J. Green is the go-to receiver for Andy Dalton and the Cincinnati Bengals offense. Though he only scored 6 touchdowns last year, he has posted nothing but 1000 receiving yard seasons in all of his years. He is also a genuine threat for defensive matchups, so fantasy players should keep an eye out for him and try to select him quickly.

Alshon Jeffery is the Chicago Bears’ top receiver, and for good reason, given he scored a career-high 10 touchdowns last year. With no Brandon Marshall in the Bears’ lineup this year players will be looking to Jeffery to be the No. 1 receiver, even though he has previously put up good fantasy numbers as he enters his fourth season.

Randall Cobb is opposite Jordy Nelson on the Packers’ starting offensive lineup. Last year Cobb was upgraded to a starting receiver, and played as such as he boasted a career-high 1,287 receiving yards and 12 touchdowns to go along with it. If players are fortunate, they’ll be able to grab both Nelson and Cobb for their starting fantasy lineup, which would surely bring in a ton of heavy fantasy points.

GRFF Staff

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